[Action Alert] • The Belo Monte Dam project aims to destroy a significant piece of the Amazon rain forest, and displace the Xingu tribal community. The dam is being constructed so that the river bed can be mined for gold using gigantic floating platforms that will drill and suck the riverbed of all gold, destroying the ecosystem in the process.
Several writers of my acquaintance, such as Allen Ginsberg and Ed Sanders, developed the habit of keeping extensive files of press clippings on stories of personal interest. Noam Chomsky, we're told, does the same thing. An individual news report may mention something in passing that may seem secondary to the main narrative, but when multiple stories collected over time repeat the same seemingly secondary data, important patterns can become apparent.
Are you a music maker? Reality Sandwich is looking for original music to use for our newly launched podcast series. If you haven't already heard the inaugural RS Podcast episode, "The Phantom Machine Elf," check it out here. It features interviews with visionary biologist Rupert Sheldrake and Machine Elves 101 author Daniel Moler, as well as an Ayahuasca Monologue from actor Penn Badgley.
Let's gather together at DREAMTIME, featuring live music, beloved NYC DJ's, world-healing-meditation, yoga, workshops, interactive art, shamanistas, a tribe boutique, an art gallery, chill spaces, delicious organic food and community, to set our intention for the upcoming galactic shift.
Money as Far-from-Equilibrium Dissipative Structure and the Secret of Turning the Green Energy Blues into a Mountain of Gold Doubloons
Coral reefs are threatened across the world's oceans by seaweed. Scientists and ecologists have found a natural protection mechanism within the biology of the corals themselves. A study posted in the journal of Science has shown that a certain species of coral, Acropora nasuta, releases a chemical signal to attract the gobies species Gobidon histrio and Paragobidon enchinocephalus to the site of attack when threatened by a harmful seaweed.
In this edition of Reality Sandwich Reviews:
- Life of Pi
- Brotherhood of the Screaming Abyss
- Chasing Ice
- How to Create a Mind: The Secret of Human Thought
- God: A Story of Revelation
- The Adventurous Heart: Figures and Capriccios
- A Hologram for the King
Pot-smokers of the world unite! You have nothing to lose but your pipe dreams.
Marijuana legalization is a beginning, not an end.
When residents of Colorado and Washington voted to legalize the adult use of cannabis, it felt like a momentary rush of sobriety in a country dazed by decades of anti-marijuana hysteria. But what comes next?
Washington and Colorado marijuana legalization laws go into effect, former US Presidents Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter speak out against the global drug war in a new documentary, and the UN General Assembly plans a Special Session on drug policy in this week's psychedelic news.
Shift Long Beach and The Evolver Network present Change of Ages, a multimedia, interactive event exploring the end of the Mayan long-count calendar, and the significance of indigenous knowledge and culture in a time of transition.
Thursday December 20th, 2012
The Bungalow Art Center
727-747 Pine St
Long Beach CA 90813
With the end of the Mayan calendar now upon us, I would like to offer some thoughts regarding where we have been, where we are going, and what this may all mean for our present lives and the future of humankind. The more aware we are about the choices we make, the less likely we will contribute to the coming chaos and confusion that inevitably characterizes such periods of intense change. It is my hope that this will shed some light and facilitate healing during this time of transition.
The Old Ways No Longer Serve Us
We're psyched to announce the new Reality Sandwich podcast, delivering the RS magic to you aurally. The Reality Sandwich podcast is hosted by the perennially cool duo, OddEdges and Henrietta Clark.
Here's what's hot in our first podcast, "Episode 1: The Phantom Machine Elf, with Rupert Sheldrake, Daniel Moler, and Penn Badgley":